Herrenknecht GmBh Tunnelling Systems (Germany)
Martin Herrenknecht is the founder of Herrenknecht AG. After completing his degree, he began his career as a design engineer in Switzerland. This was followed by several positions as project and design engineering manager in Canada and Germany. In 1971 he moved back Switzerland and became director of the mechanical engineering service at the Seelisberg Tunnel. In 1975 he founded the Martin Herrenknecht Engineering Service Company, then in 1977 the limited company Herrenknecht GmbH, where he remained Managing Director until it became a stock joint company. He is currently Chairman of the Management Board. Martin Herrenknecht has received numerous prestigious awards and honors, including an honorary doctorate (Dr.-Ing. E.h.) from the Carolo-Wilhelmina Technical University of Braunschweig (Brunswick), the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, entry into the Handelsblatt Hall of Fame of German Entrepreneurship, the Lifetime Achievement Award of the International Tunnelling Association as well as the Werner von Siemens Ring for his outstanding lifetime achievement as an inventor and entrepreneur. He is one of the founding members of the ITACET Foundation where he is an active Council member and received the ITACET Foundation award in 2017.